06:30 Newscast, April 6th, 2016

The House Education Committee meets today to discuss a variety of proposals that would change the TOPS Scholarship Program as we know it. Kenner Representative Julie Stokes sponsors legislation that would make the scholarship a loan that students would have to pay back if they drop out or fail classes. She says when you offer something for free, there will always be people who will abuse the system…:
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There are other measures on the table that seek to raise the requirements in order to be awarded money from TOPS.

There is now a $5000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who murdered a couple in Kenner on Monday. 28-year-old Dawn Scott and 31-year-old Raynell Kimbrough were found in their bed shot multiple times and cops say the incident happened while their three young children were in the apartment. Anyone with information on these homicides should call Crimestoppers.

A group of high school aged kids will rally on the state Capitol steps in support of legislation to prosecute 17-year-olds in juvenile court. Emelie Gunn has more…:
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Today Governor John Bel Edwards will attend the Champions for Change Event hosted by the STAR Center, and honoring Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne.